Shark Conservation Week
They are an ancient species with a lineage that extends back millions of years. They are perfectly adapted to their environment. They inspire fear and fascination. They are sharks.
But due to prejudice, habitat destruction, climate change and over-hunting, sharks are rapidly becoming one of the most imperiled creatures on Earth. Every year, humans harvest millions of sharks from the world's oceans, sometimes for food or sport, often due to a misunderstanding or prejudice against the species. This year, join the Aquarium in the spirit of stewardship and help us raise awareness about sharks, both along the Oregon coast and throughout the world.
Activities & Opportunities
Shark Conservation Week runs from Monday, July 30 through Sunday, August 5, 2012 during the Aquarium's regular business hours. The majority of special events will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 & 5.
Throughout the entire Aquarium, our guests can enjoy a variety of self-guided activities, events, crafts and educational opportunities that will help you become a "Shark Steward." Examples include free presentations by shark experts, a special children's booksigning, a daycamp program for kids, "mini" shark-related art classes with a wildlife illustrator, a Sleeping with the Sharks program for families and behind-the-scenes tours.
Watch this page as additional information will be posted as the date approaches. For questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Weekend Events
Learn More About Sharks:
Check out these pages on our website and learn more about these shark species, some of which can be viewed at the Aquarium.
- Blue Shark
- Broadnose Sevengill Shark
- Filetail Cat Shark
- Horn Shark
- Leopard Shark
- Spiny Dogfish Shark
- White Shark
Shark Conservation Week Videos
Want to see more videos? Visit our YouTube channel.